How is the study program structured?

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How is the study program structured?

The study program consists of the vocational first subject Health, a general second subject (e.g. German or Politics) and an educational and social science core study (the latter includes, among others, pedagogical-psychological contents, didactical models, or developmental aspects of vocational education). The modules of the first subject are studied at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda, the modules of the core study and the subject didactics in Kassel.

A special feature of this program is that there is the option of a second variant, in which the second subject of nursing from the bachelor's degree continues to be studied.  In this variant, the Master's degree enables students to teach at vocational schools of nursing, but access to the second phase of teacher training is not possible. The prerequisite for this is that the second subject of nursing has already been studied in the bachelor's degree (see link).

The master's program comprises four semesters and 120 credits, which are distributed over the following areas:


Educational and social science core studies

16 credits

Specialization in health (incl. subject didactics)

39 credits

Second subject (incl. subject didactics

46 credits

Master's degree module

19 credits

Study structure Master of Education (general education second subject)

Sample study plan

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Study structure Master of Arts (second subject nursing)




Specialized science of health (39 credits)

3 specialized science modules (27 credits)

2 specialized didactic modules (12 credits)


Second subject nursing (46 credits)

3 modules of nursing specialization (30 credits)


Nursing didactic research project and SPS (16 credits)

Education and social science core studies (16 credits)




Master thesis

with colloquium
(19 credits)

Degree: Master of Arts
After graduation

Teaching at vocational nursing schools